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Appeal Court Dismisses Melaye’s Case Against Adeyemi’s Election Victory

Former lawmaker, Dino Melaye has lost his appeal challenging the victory of Senator Smart Adeyemi, at the November 2019 Kogi west by-election.

The appellate court ruled against the controversial ex-lawmaker and also awarded the cost of N50,000 against the appellants and in favour of the respondents. Melaye had approached the court on the ground that the election was marred by irregularities and fraud.

Buhari: I Would Feel Better As President When Lives Of Nigerians Improve

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday says his joy is seeing the lives of the average Nigerian improve.

Speaking during an interview with TheSignature50 magazine, he revealed his administration is working assiduously to ensure that the lives of Nigerians improve beyond ratings and indices.

FG Corruption Fight Still Very Alive: Lai Mohammed

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, has challenged those claiming the fight against corruption by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration is dead to dare the government.

The minister said his on Tuesday, while addressing a press conference in Abuja, adding that the probes of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) show that the federal government is taking the fight against corruption seriously.

Exclusion Of Obasanjo From Railway Stations Naming Is Sacriligious: Fani-Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described as malicious and sacrilegious, the exclusion of former president Olusegun Obasanjo from the list of ‘deserving’ Nigerians who had railway stations names after them.

President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration on Monday, named railway stations across the country after some Nigerians. However, it was a shock to some people when former president, Obasanjo’s name was conspicuously missing.

Coronavirus: Oyetola Cancels Eid-el-kabir Prayers In Osun

Osun state governor, Gboyega Oyetola on Tuesday announced that Eid-el-Kabir prayers would not be allowed in the state on Friday.

Speaking via a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Wole Oyebamiji, he said Juma’at service can continue to hold in line with the existing safety protocols and guidelines.

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Buhari Commissions Oil Refinery To Process 5,000 Barrels A Day

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Buhari Commissions Oil Refinery To Process 5,000 Barrels A Day

Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday inaugurated a medium-sized refinery in Ibigwe, Imo State.

The Ibigwe refinery will process 5,000 barrels a day, the president said on his Twitter account.

The president launched the refinery online and said work would begin on expanding the plant to produce 50,000 barrels a day.

Also Read: 2020 Finance Bill Exempts Minimum Wage Earners From Tax: Buhari

According to Waltersmith, the refinery has a crude oil storage capacity of 60,000 barrels and is expected to deliver about 271 million litres of refined petroleum products, including diesel, kerosene, heavy fuel oil (HFO), and naphtha, per annum to the domestic market and create both direct and indirect jobs particularly within host communities.

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Court Revokes Faisal Maina’s Bail For Failure To Attend Trial

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Court Revokes Faisal Maina’s Bail For Failure To Attend Trial

Abdulrasheed Maina son, Faisal

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Tuesday ordered the arrested of Faisal Maina, the son of Abdulrasheed Maina, for jumping bail in his trial on money laundering charges.

Justice Okon Abang who revoked Faisal’s bail ordered that his trial would continue in absentia pending when the security agencies would be able to arrest and produce him in court.

The judge also asked his surety, a member of the House of Representatives, Sani Umar Dangaladima, representing the Kaura-Namoda Federal Constituency of Zamfara State, to appear before the court to show cause why he should not forfeit the N60m bail bond which he signed for Faisal.

Also Read: Alleged Money Laundering: Court Orders Arrest Of Abdulrasheed Maina

At Failsal’s money-laundering trial resumption on Tuesday, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s prosecution counsel, Mohammed Abubakar, told the court that Maina’s son and Hon. Dangaladima both failed to appear in court since June 24, 2020.

Abubakar, therefore, applied the revocation of his bail and his arrest citing section 184 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act.

The prosecution also applied for the court to order his trial in absentia as provided by 352(4) of ACJA.

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Insecurity: I Don’t See Things Returning To Normal In Northern Nigeria – Omokri

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Insecurity: I Don't See Things Returning To Normal In Northern Nigeria - Omokri

Reno Omokri

Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri has expressed that he is pessimistic about life returning to normal in Northern Nigeria after the Coronavirus pandemic with the increasing insecurity in the nation.

In the past few days, there have been various reports of kidnapping, killing, and attacks by bandits on citizens in the Northern region of the country.

Also Read: Nigerian Army’s account of their involvement in the Lekki Massacre is as straight as Bobrisky’: Omokri

Reacting to the situation, Omokri pointed out that due to the insecurity in the region, he foresees marriages, burials, ceremonies, and even trade being conducted virtually.

He wrote:

“Even after #COVID19, I don’t see things returning to normal in Northern Nigeria. Insecurity is overwhelming. I foresee marriages, burials, ceremonies, and even trade being conducted over zoom. Nobody in Northern Nigeria can safely travel. Absolutely NOBODY.”

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